VITIM containership of Maersk Line became the 1000th vessel that called Ust Luga Container Terminal (ULCT) since its opening in 2011, says today’s press release of the terminal operator. The 1726 TEU ship arrived from Muuga (Finland) and thereafter left for St. Petersburg (Russia). During the port call ULCT handled 416 containers.
ULCT is the first deep-water container terminal in North West Russia built outside city limits in line with all requirements for modern container facilities. Its current throughput capacity is 440,000 TEU, at full development it will be 2.6 mln TEU with depth alongside 16 m. The terminal is located 100 km west off St. Petersburg in the port of Ust Luga. The project is realized by the Global Ports group (80%) and Eurogate (20%), a leading European container terminal operator.